Thursday, 13 April 2017

I Am In Your Midst

Scripture: Matthew 18 v 19 - 20:  "Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on Earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them by My Father which is in Heaven.  For where two or three are gathered in My name, there am I in the midst of them."

Over the years of this ministry, the joy of answered prayer comes second only to the powerful presence of Jesus in our midst when we pray.  It gives understanding to the words 'pray without ceasing'  from Paul in His letters to the Thessalonians.

When Jesus is in the midst of you, especially when it's only two or three, the unity is almost overwhelming.  The gifts of the Holy Spirit burst forth in a continuous flow like rivers of living water. Tongues, interpretation of tongues, words of knowledge, visions, revelations, discerning of spirits abound, and Jesus directs how we deal with each situation bringing joyful times of refreshing.

When we ask anything in His name under that anointing we see the answers sometimes within hours, some even immediately, others a work in progress.  Our Father honours His Word and Jesus helps us pray according to His will.

Prayer is the lifeblood of your relationship with the Godhead.  Jesus says if we love and worship God, they will make their abode within our hearts.  When He is in your midst, nothing is impossible.  I share these insights to encourage you to seek God's face in prayer, alone or in groups, to truly experience the beauty of holiness.

I am reminded of a season of prayer years ago when Kim and her family stayed in my home for about a year.  When everyone was off to work and school, we would sit on my bed and immediately know the presence of Jesus around us.  He would literally be sitting between us with His arms around our shoulders.

We would start praising Him in song, sometimes singing in tongues, and before long we would be prophesying in a very conversational manner.  It just poured forth.  Jesus spoke through us to enlighten us of immediate and far off needs.  Some of those prophecies are still unfolding today!  Sometimes we were still busy with Him when it was time to fetch children from school!  

If you are not praying regularly you will find your spiritual life is running on empty.  This will reflect on your physical and mental state, of being tired, under pressure, and frustrated.  So don't neglect your connection to your Father in Heaven, from whom all blessings flow.  The door to His Throne Room is always open and we can enter in with confidence of His mighty love.

Prayer:  Father God, we give all praise and thanks to You for the joy of Your presence in our midst.  The reality of Your relationship with us is beyond our understanding, but it is life-changing, and nothing else compares with it.  I pray that every reader will have an enhanced prayer life to refresh their souls and experience fulfilling the work You have for each of us to do.  In Jesus' name. Amen.